Ocean Energy Facilities

The geodatabase on Ocean Energy projects in the EU was created in 2014 by AZTI-Tecnalia for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It is the result of the aggregation and harmonization of datasets provided by several sources from all across the EU. It is updated every year, and is available for viewing and download on EMODnet - Human Activities web portal ( The database contains points representing Ocean Energy project sites in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Where available, each point has the following attributes: site code (ID_1), project code (ID), name, location, country, sea basin, distance to coast (metres), resource type (wave, tidal, salinity gradient, wave/wind), starting year, ending year, lease status, technology (Based on, device, device scale (Full scale, prototype, etc.), project scale (Commercial, Demonstrator Array, etc.), project status (operational, completed, etc.), project capacity (KW), promoter, position info (it indicates if the attribute value is original from the source or has been estimated or calcultated the polygon centroid) and the studies conducted for the environmental assessment (EIA).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Partner LP
Topic category Renewable energies
Sub category Wave energy
Resource language English
Domain area European Seas
Owner Emodnet Human Activities
Provider Emodnet Human Activities
Data portal EMODnet Human Activities
Presentation form Map (map represented in raster or vector form)
Spatial representation Vector - point
Coordinate reference system epsg:4326 - WGS84 (degree)
Web services
  • Other
Direct download Esri compatible GIS files (Geodatabase or Shapefile)
Temporal extent 2014-06-18
Data accessibility Visible and downloadable
Validation level Research
Additional information
Relevance for testing
    Relevance for modules
    • T1.6-MUSC
    • T1.7-CEA
    Metadata completeness Complete
    Import preferences Confirmed (Administrators only)